A new training facility at Solent University’s Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, located in Southampton, England, is to be outfitted with a marine simulator package Wärtsilä. Scheduled to complete in spring 2019, it will be the largest marine simulation training centre in the UK.
The contract with Wärtsilä, which was booked in September 2018, is linked to a five-year continuous service agreement.
“The simulation centre will be a central pillar of our maritime education, training and research programme. We are very pleased to be able to call on the global experience and extensive industry know-how of Wärtsilä in making this project a success,” says Syamantak Bhattacharya, Dean of Solent University’s Warsash School of Maritime, Science and Engineering.
The simulator complex will include navigational bridges, engine room, liquid cargo handling, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), and crane operation simulators, and will provide decision support, analysis, and training based on live data received from ships and ports.
The equipment technology is provided by Transas, which was acquired by Wärtsilä in May 2018. To date, more than 5,500 simulators have been delivered by Transas to some 1,300 customers in more than 90 countries.